A Leon Legge own goal followed by a debut strike by Hallam Hope and Michael Doughty’s free-kick moved Swindon clear at the top of the Sky Bet League Two table with a 3-0 win over Port Vale.
Swindon took the lead in the 41st minute when Diallang Jaiyesimi’s shot took a deflection off Legge and into the back of the net when the initial effort was going wide of the far post.
In first-half stoppage time, the hosts doubled their lead in much better style than the first.
Midfield playmaker Michael Doughty picked out Rob Hunt with a sensational through ball and Hunt cut it back across goal for Hope to slide his first goal three days after joining from Carlisle.
Doughty finished matters on the hour by curling in a majestic free-kick with his left foot into the right-hand side of the net, with the Robins moving two points clear.
It could have been 4-0 five minutes later, but Kaiyne Woolery was denied by the post. Vale rarely threatened but Mark Cullen shot over early in the second half.